German Gingerbread tea
German Gingerbread dessert tea from Coy o’Teas – naturally flavored, premium loose black tea leaf. Delightfully spiced dessert tea.
“Lusciously ginger and sweet cinnamon. Think of Christmas markets in Hamburg and the aromas, the laughter – the enjoyment.”
Luxury IngredientsBlack tea, cinnamon, star anise, cocoa beans, ginger, safflower petals, chamomile white flowers, organic natural flavors.
OriginsSri Lanka / Kenya / India / Thailand / China / Egypt
Gingersnaps or gingerbread are the obvious choices, when looking for a snack to pair with our German Gingerbread tea. But don’t stop there–reach out a bit to explore alternatives.
Our German Gingerbread blend includes delicious cocoa, as well as anise. The Germans have a word for that: Pfeffernusse. These delectable little cookies have all the spices in this tea, plus are often dipped in chocolate! If you can find them–or bake them–try them with our warm German Gingerbread tea. Mmmm! So good, on a cool winter evening.
On the other hand, if you’re feeling less adventurous, then we recommend this tea with fresh apple wedges. The spices bring out the crisp tartness of the apples, and vice-versa. It’s definitely a win-win.
There are many potential benefits to drinking our German Gingerbread tea. First of all, the tea itself contains antioxidants, along with caffeine, which help to increase alertness and mental focus. Secondly, preliminary research shows that cinnamon may help to lower blood sugar levels and improve heart health (although a very large amount is needed to have any effect). Cinnamon may help with digestion and to ease mild nausea. Third, star anise is another which may help with digestion, as well as gas and bloating. Natural healers have used it this way for thousands of years. Next, cocoa contains antioxidants which may help protect the body defend against free radical damage. Cocoa also possesses caffeine, which has the effects noted above. Fifth on the list, ginger is well-known to reduce nausea as well as inflammation. Sixth, chamomile has a calming and soothing effect, which may assist with achieving sleep and relaxation. It can also aid in digestion to a lesser extent.
Therefore, drinking this tea may not only help you digest and combat nausea, but assist you in other ways.
Our German Gingerbread tea smells wonderful, but it’s more than just a scent. The herbs in it have powerful aromatherapy properties. First, cinnamon can help improve brain function and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety. Second, some aromatherapists use star anise to help soothe upset stomachs and relieve pain. Third, cocoa can promote feelings of well-being and happiness. Next, ginger is well-known to reduce anxiety, depression, and fatigue. Last, chamomile helps to promote relaxation and reduce stress and anxiety. Therefore, inhaling the steam of this tea while you sip it could potentially bring relief from stress and a mild sense of wellbeing.
Several of the herbs and spices in this blend have metaphysical associations. First, cinnamon symbolizes protection, healing, and prosperity. Many cultures believe it to attract positive energy while warding negative forces. In fact, many anti-hex potions include it, and some grimoires even suggest writing good-luck spells or anti-curse workings with the ashes of a smoldering cinnamon stick.
Cinnamon is not the only protective herb in this tea. Second, star anise is also a symbol of protection, along with purification and banishing negative energy. Third, cocoa tied to love, attraction, and immense power–the Maya consumed it in ancient rituals to honor their gods. Fourth, ginger is included in the list as giving protection, as well as courage and strength. And lastly, chamomile is symbolic of peace, tranquility, and–yes–protection.
Therefore, this tea speaks very strongly to those seeking protection and anti-curse workings. To use it in this fashion, make a strong brew of the tea and sip it slowly, while surrounding yourself mentally in a white bubble of Light. Meditate on the Light shielding you from harm, and let that Light continue long after you have finished your tea.
To take that a step further, you can even spread this tea–in leaf or liquid form–across your doorway to ward off danger and bring you peace. Couple it with salt for a double-whammy against Dark entities. Many cultures practice this form of doorway protection.
The ancestors of many different cultures found formidable power in these same herbs. Can that be coincidence? It is up to us how we choose to employ that.